Apple Communication Meeting #3 – Notes

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Apple employees in Cupertino just returned from an all-hands Communications Meeting with Steve Jobs to discuss the company’s recent woeful financial results [read Apple Announces Potential Losses of US$250 Million, and Apple Rocks the Street… Again].

The following are paraphrased notes from the meeting from several sources in attendance. They are not meant to be direct quotes but rather to give a bit of the flavor of the meeting.

  • this meeting was the shortest of the past three (only one question was asked)
  • SJ: apologized for the poor results (embarrassed about the loses)
  • SJ: we can be daring, creative and have the freedom to push the envelope when we are profitable
  • SJ: we are working really hard to clear the [inventory] channel for several new products over the next several months
  • SJ: look for new hardware and software, 2 applications akin to iMovie will combine elements of hardware and software
  • SJ: alluded to vertical integration when speaking of the new apps
  • SJ: we really missed the boat with CD-RW
  • SJ: we screwed up in education, dell didn’t earn the crown, we gave it to them
  • SJ: predicted a worldwide economic slow down next year
  • SJ: alluded to a totally new product category being announced soon

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